Catholic Scouting in the Diocese of Bridgeport is a ministry that accompanies families in their encounter with Christ and helps strengthen their faith.
All Catholic Scouts whether they are Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers or Sea Scouts have the opportunity to earn Religious Emblems. Religious Emblems help Scouts grow in their faith and program content is tailored to a Scout's age.
View the Religious Emblems below and learn more about each of them.
GSA Youth Emblem Awards
Family of GodGeared toward Girl Scouts who are in grades 2 and 3. This National program’s purpose is to help the child explore a wide range of activities and discover the presence of God in her life as a member of their family and parish. Parents and adults serve as advisors to the child and help her grow in religious awareness by talking about the experiences that make up the program.
I Live My FaithThis national award program enables the recipient to grow as a Christian person and to take their place as an active and responsible member of their family, parish, troop, and community.
Mary, the First DiscipleAlso known as the Marian Medal, the purpose of this national award program is to provide the recipient with a unique opportunity to develop new insights into herself, friends, family and the world around her.
The Spirit AliveThis program assists Catholic high-school aged girls in discovering how the Holy Spirit moves in their lives, calling them to greater participation in the Church’s ministry.
BSA Youth Emblem Awards
Scouts in Boy Scouts of America. There are five (5) awards that Scouts in Boy Scouts of America can earn while they are an active member of the program: Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei; Ad Altare Dei, Pope Pius XII and Pillars of Faith, for those Scouts that earn all four awards.